Period
to 16 July 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 6 months to 16 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 37 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 -14 -8
Contract jobs citing Cisco 58 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.16% 4.11% 6.35%
As % of the Vendors category 8.70% 8.22% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 58
Reading median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £230 £300 £206
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £415 £419
% change year-on-year +0.90% -0.90% +10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.84% +1.25% -25.93%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33% -30.56%

Cisco is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Reading.

All Vendors
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 667 730 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 47.85% 49.97% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 416 268
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £231
90th Percentile £625 £624 £554
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.74% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 18 62
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +21.67% -23.51%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.59 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £50.13 £53.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.37% +34.15% +8.00%

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Cisco as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Reading over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco in Reading

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 31 (53.45%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (39.66%) Juniper
2 23 (39.66%) WAN
2 23 (39.66%) Firewall
3 19 (32.76%) LAN
4 18 (31.03%) CCNP
5 17 (29.31%) CheckPoint
5 17 (29.31%) BGP
5 17 (29.31%) CCIE
6 15 (25.86%) CCNA
7 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (20.69%) MPLS
8 12 (20.69%) Telecoms
9 11 (18.97%) F5
10 10 (17.24%) Fortinet
10 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
10 10 (17.24%) Windows
11 9 (15.52%) VPN
11 9 (15.52%) OSPF
11 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
11 9 (15.52%) Data Protection
12 8 (13.79%) Aruba
12 8 (13.79%) WLAN
12 8 (13.79%) Linux
12 8 (13.79%) ITIL
12 8 (13.79%) Migration
12 8 (13.79%) Network Design
13 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
13 7 (12.07%) Wireless

Cisco
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (39.66%) Firewall
1 23 (39.66%) WAN
2 19 (32.76%) LAN
3 17 (29.31%) BGP
4 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (20.69%) MPLS
6 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 9 (15.52%) OSPF
7 9 (15.52%) VPN
8 8 (13.79%) WLAN
9 7 (12.07%) Wireless
10 6 (10.34%) Network Security
10 6 (10.34%) Sourcefire
11 5 (8.62%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (8.62%) VoIP
12 4 (6.90%) IOS XR
12 4 (6.90%) IP Telephony
12 4 (6.90%) Junos
12 4 (6.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Architect
2 7 (12.07%) Consultant
3 5 (8.62%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Designer
4 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) IP Designer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Senior Security Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.45%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) VXML
2 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.17%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (5.17%) IVR
4 2 (3.45%) CCTV
4 2 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) SCADA
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.62%) Solaris
5 3 (5.17%) Unix
6 2 (3.45%) CentOS
6 2 (3.45%) Fedora
6 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) Data Protection
2 8 (13.79%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Migration
2 8 (13.79%) Network Design
3 7 (12.07%) Project Management
4 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.90%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.90%) Presales
5 4 (6.90%) SIEM
6 3 (5.17%) Change Control
6 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (5.17%) WFM
7 2 (3.45%) Change Management
7 2 (3.45%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (3.45%) High Availability
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.45%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.90%) Python
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) Lingo
4 1 (1.72%) Perl
4 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (53.45%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (31.03%) CCNP
3 17 (29.31%) CCIE
4 15 (25.86%) CCNA
5 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) CCDA
6 3 (5.17%) CCDP
6 3 (5.17%) MCP
6 3 (5.17%) MCSE
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (3.45%) CISSP
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.45%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) ProxySG
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (5.17%) Nessus
3 2 (3.45%) SCCM
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Juniper
2 17 (29.31%) CheckPoint
3 11 (18.97%) F5
4 10 (17.24%) Fortinet
5 8 (13.79%) Aruba
6 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
6 7 (12.07%) McAfee
7 6 (10.34%) HP
7 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.34%) Zscaler
8 4 (6.90%) FireEye
8 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.17%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (5.17%) IronPort
9 3 (5.17%) Meraki
9 3 (5.17%) Nokia
9 3 (5.17%) Qualys
9 3 (5.17%) SonicWALL
9 3 (5.17%) VMware
10 2 (3.45%) BT